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VIJAYAWADA: Three chess players honing their skills at Mustabada Sports and Educational Academy hogged the limelight at the Andhra Pradesh under-9 chess championship held at Visakhapatnam on June 25 and 26. Eight year old Priyanka emerged champion in the girls segment by garnering five points out of five rounds while A. Srinath Chowdary took the third place by hauling four points out of five.
“Young G. Sanjana also came out with some brilliant performances by finishing fourth with 3.5 points,” said V.R. Bobba, former president of Andhra Pradesh Chess Association. Mr. B. Ratna Rao and Mr. N. Gopala Krishna, president and vice-president of the academy respectively congratulated the youngsters for bringing laurels to the district and State.
Mr. Hanumantha Rao, a non-resident Indian from Vuyyuru, presented mementoes to the youngsters.
Incidentally, Mustabada academy came into limelight when its trainee young Mahalaskhmi emerged as the under-7 girls champion in Andhra Pradesh State championship held at Bhimavaram early this month.
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